Courses Catalogue

Contemporary Gender Roles In Conflict Resolution

COURSE CODE: CRP 9123
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Conflict Resolution and Peace-building, PhD
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course focuses on the intersection between gender and peace and conflict research. In addition to discussing conceptual and theoretical perspectives, the course will also take a practical approach and discuss key issues such as gendered differences in participation and suffering; sexual violence in armed conflict; the social and political variation associated with gender equality goals and outcomes; the challenges of peacekeeping; women’s participation in conflict resolution and implications for peace-building and transitional justice.

COURSE AIMS

1.    To develop in students a deep understanding of the relationship between gender, conflict and conflict resolution;

2.    To assess the importance of gender mainstreaming in conflict resolution programming;

3.    To enable students engage in gender analysis and be able to apply them to real-life conflict situations.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1.    Demonstrate a deep understanding of the relationship between gender, conflict and conflict resolution;

2.    Assess the importance of gender mainstreaming in conflict resolution programming;

3.    Engage in gender analysis and be able to apply them to real-life conflict situations.